BearFishPie

Eurogamer Q&A: Win 1 of 5 limited edition PS4 Pros!

BearFishPie

4 days ago

Though there are a great many moments I could cite from the decades of PlayStation gaming I’ve enjoyed over the years, I think the one I’m going to have to go with was the moment I finally nailed the handling on the original Wipeout, airbrakes and all.

There was one track which I remember had a speed boost pad adjacent to a wall, immediately before a turn. I managed to figure out that the optimum path involved aiming straight at the metal wall next to the turn, trusting an angled boost pad to nudge you just enough to squeak past the corner without having to steer, all at a frankly ridiculous pace.
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Eurogamer Q&A: Win a Switch with Diablo 3!

BearFishPie

6 days ago

I’m going to go with Starcraft 2. I suspect it’d be an awful interface as far as competitive play goes, but I’d love to see a top notch RTS on the Switch nevertheless.
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Emma Kent joins Eurogamer as our new reporter

BearFishPie

2 months ago

Two much deserved appointments. Congratulations!
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Sunless Skies has a release date and a pen-and-paper RPG

BearFishPie

2 months ago

The RPG being from the maker of Jason Statham’s Big Vacation and Sean Bean Quest, no less
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Eurogamer Q&A: Our first games

BearFishPie

3 months ago

I can’t be completely certain but I’m pretty sure it was Codies’ Advanced Pinball Simulator on the ZX Spectrum - via a dangerously shonky black and white telly.
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Video games magazines and me

BearFishPie

3 months ago

In my magazine buying heyday (mainly Amiga to PS2 era) I almost certainly spent more on them than on actual games, and don’t regret that decision at all. Of those, for me nothing came close to the majesty of the mighty Amiga Power.
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Eurogamer Q&A: Favourite in-game items

BearFishPie

3 months ago

@UnsightlyWalrus Woooooah
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Eurogamer Q&A: Forgotten gems

BearFishPie

5 months ago

@ChiqueMF Of course! I’d remembered it was Silent something! I never tried it, as it looked too complex for my tiny brain :(
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BearFishPie

5 months ago

@Ivattthestanier Apocalypse
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BearFishPie

5 months ago

@Pierre2k There was also another Dizzy-themed game called Fast Food - are you sure one of the two you mention isn’t that? I’m fairly sure Kwik Snax was the Pengo one, thouugh I’m going off circa 30 year old memories.
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BearFishPie

5 months ago

@ChiqueMF Silent Hunter, or Subwar 2050?
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BearFishPie

5 months ago

@Tufo that’s actually a very good point!
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BearFishPie

5 months ago

@splosh but surely nobody could forget Gitaroo-Man?
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BearFishPie

5 months ago

I’m going to nominate:

Project Eden (PC and PS2)
Roadkill (Amiga)
Fury of the Furries (Amiga) and
Scuba Dive (ZX Spectrum).

I’d have picked shonky yet brilliant Jetstrike and Base Jumpers too, but they’ve rightly already had a shout-out.

Edit: I can’t justifiably leave Bangai-O (Dreamcast) out. Pure nutso magic.
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Leisure Suit Larry is back from the dead for some reason

BearFishPie

6 months ago

It saddens me immensely that Leisure Suit Larry has outlived Amiga Power :(
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The rules of a gaming friendship

BearFishPie

7 months ago

We had several of these rules, but the only one I can remember right now was “no Farsights”
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The 3DS is getting a WarioWare game

BearFishPie

9 months ago

Bloody hell yes!
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Why Pokémon Crystal will always be the best Pokémon game

BearFishPie

10 months ago

@Lynetiassiu That's great, but which was your favourite Pokémon game?
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Leeds United's new badge is so bad it looks like it's from PES

BearFishPie

10 months ago

Looks like a still from a Gaviscon ad.
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Legendary cover artist Bob Wakelin passes away

BearFishPie

10 months ago

As more and more of Bob Wakelin's art has been posted on Twitter in tribute, I've been amazed by how much of the most memorable artwork from my days with the speccy and Amiga was the work of Bob. Just looking at the iconic covers of Midnight Resistance and NZ story shows one hell of a stylistic range.
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My Animal Crossing wish: can we have the grid system back?

BearFishPie

11 months ago

I suppose I miss three things in particular from the original Animal Crossing:

The lengths to which Blathers would waffle delightfully on about fossils and wildlife;
The original title music. Although I do like the music from subsequent games, this has a way of lowering my blood pressure more than any other tune; and
My original town, and its residents. My Wild World and New Leaf towns are pleasant, certainly, but they're not the real Midwich. When I finally let go of AC I wiped the memory card without paying the town a final visit - I couldn't face it. But no other town layout is quite as 'right' as that one.

Actually, four things. I miss Chuck, the grumpy bugger.
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch

BearFishPie

11 months ago

I will be getting this on switch, and likely delighting at having this arcade perfect set of superb games on the go, but nothing will compare with the gobsmacking achievement that Crawfish managed with SF Alpha 3 Upper on GBA.
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Patapon 2 Remastered out on PS4 in 2018

BearFishPie

11 months ago

Top pata.
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Hello Neighbor review

BearFishPie

11 months ago

@powerup I came here to say exactly that!
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VVVVVV coming to Nintendo Switch next month

BearFishPie

1 year ago

It really is VVVVVV good.
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EA has shut down Visceral Games

BearFishPie

1 year ago

Well, that's a kick in the nuts. They'd more than proven themselves with the Dead Space games - so quality isn't likely to have been the problem :-(
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Westwood's Blade Runner is an all-time classic in danger of being forgotten

BearFishPie

1 year ago

Anyone interested in this could do worse than seek out the recent episode of the excellent Cane and Rinse podcast, where they discussed this game.
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Final Fantasy 12's Gambits remain the greatest mechanic in JRPGs

BearFishPie

1 year ago

*Serafinowicz impersonation* "Helloooo Fraaaaan"
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For Activision, WW2 ends Call of Duty's YouTube dislikes nightmare

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@IkariW Oooh, Navy Seals!
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Dark Souls the Board Game is smarter than it is hard

BearFishPie

2 years ago

It's arrived! It's HEAVY.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@HoloDust I guess I'll find out very soon whether or not it's a successful translation of what I love about the Souls games. If nothing else it'll be interesting seeing what the fan community come up with in terms of tweaks/campaigns/overhauls, if the core design ends up somewhat lacking.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@HoloDust KD:M is a whole other ballpark in terms of cost though, as good as it sounds.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@Sheetbike That storm can be a pernicious bastard alright!
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The original X-COM was cancelled, but development continued in secret

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Given the frankly ludicrous scope and ambition of the game I can see why, but man alive I'm glad it saw the light of day!
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10 games that defined the ZX Spectrum

BearFishPie

2 years ago

I'd absolutely put Chaos, One man and his droid, the mighty 3D Deathchase and Fat Worm Blows a Sparky on my version of that list.

Edit: also Scuba Dive, Rainbow Islands, Driller and Yie Ar Kung Fu. And Lawnmower Simulator, obvs.

Did anyone else play the somewhat unsettling Go To Hell? I have no idea if it was much of an actual game.
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Watch: Johnny cooks the mega beef bowl from Persona 4

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@Brainflowers 'Johnny cooks Recipe X' would have a very different culinary outcome.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night turns 20 today

BearFishPie

2 years ago

As Rack rightly points out, the Vita/PSP version of Dracula X Chronicles is the optimal way to go if you're planning on playing SOTN on either platform. The unlockable version is excellent, and doesn't take long to get to. To be honest I bought the UMD purely for SOTN, and will probably buy it again for Vita for precisely the same reason.
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Destiny character progress will not carry over to Destiny 2

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Not being a part of Destiny and therefore potentially missing the point, I presume this has a high risk of losing a number of long time fans, with all that time meaning nothing tangible?
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Peter Moore leaving EA to take up CEO position at Liverpool FC

BearFishPie

2 years ago

He's In The Game.
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Elite Dangerous players find a third alien ruins site

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@wardenx My brother had a glow in the dark Boglin, the jammy git.
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Stephen's Sausage Roll review

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Neilka's sausage role is complete :-D
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Astroneer looks like the game you may have wanted from No Man's Sky

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@blaYde Not really, I'd been using it as a periodic pleasantly chilled explore-70s-Sci-Fi-book-covers experience, and shall continue to do so. I do understand that's not what a lot of folk wanted from it in the first place though.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

To be honest, No Man's Sky pretty much was the game I wanted from No Man's Sky. I suspect the recent patch will make it even more so.
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WipEout looks great for its PS4 debut

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@like3cokecans I never did try Omega Boost, but do remember it looking pretty amazing in screenshots back in the day.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@like3cokecans Other than Motor Toon Grand Prix 1 and 2, you mean?
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Parappa the Rapper is being remastered for PS4

BearFishPie

2 years ago

The skunk over here will bring you luck
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Watch: Ian introduces Johnny to Cannon Fodder in Late to the Party

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@Starbow Playing CF on a pad seems like lunacy!
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

War truly never has been so much fun.
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Watch: 60 minutes of ZX Spectrum inspired shooter Z-Exemplar

BearFishPie

2 years ago

I'm sure it's far from the best, but I'm going with Silkworm. I loved the way the silly goose chopper broke apart.
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Resident Evil movie makers set sights on Monster Hunter

BearFishPie

2 years ago

And we already know how it'll turn out. 2* review in Empire.
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